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Sustainability and Bioplastics


Plastics have proven to be the most used material for centuries. New products and innovations are surfacing now and then. As the need for this versatile material increases, its necessary to make plastics more sustainable and circular.

Manufacturers, developers and major OEMs are all focusing on bio-based polymers, bioplastics and nature-inspired plastic products to close the loop of circularity. Not only the manufacturers are producing sustainable products and raw materials but they are also focused on reclaiming the plastic waste generated during the production cycle.

Industry giants and government are together initiating measures to make our future sustainable. Researchers and scientists too are finding breakthroughs all around the world.

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Feb 22, 2024 | Industry News

PCR Plastics in Consumer Electronics Market Size to Reach $34.80 Million by 2032

The global post-consumer recycled plastics in consumer electronics market size is expected to reach USD 34.80 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report gives a...

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Feb 22, 2024 | Industry News

University of Portsmouth to Share £100 Million Funding to Prevent Plastic Pollution

The University of Portsmouth is to share in £100 million of funding. This announcement was made by the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT) on 9 February...

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Feb 23, 2024 | Industry News

Faerch Launches Tumbler Range with Minimum 30% Post-consumer Recycled Content

Faerch Group announces the launch of its new range of tumblers for the foodservice market. Faerch Group is a producer of rigid food packaging and an integrated recycler. This new offering is...

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Feb 21, 2024 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Energy-efficient and Easily Recyclable LDPE-like Polyolefin

A pioneering development enables the targeted replication of the chemical structure of LDPE. LDPE has been difficult to imitate until now but shows great potential for sustainable alternatives in...

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Feb 22, 2024 | Industry News

LyondellBasell Acquires Mechanical Recycling Assets from PreZero

LyondellBasell announced it has acquired mechanical recycling assets containing rigid plastics recycling processing lines from PreZero. PreZero is a global recycler and waste management service...

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Feb 20, 2024 | Industry News

Innovia Launches Floatable Polyolefin Shrink Films with Light Blocking Properties

Innovia Films has announced the extension of its product range for floatable polyolefin shrink films. The new film is a low density white film made from polyolefin (WAPO). It maintains floatability...

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Feb 20, 2024 | Industry News

TOMRA Acquires Stake in PolyPerception, a Start-up Offering AI Waste Flow Monitoring

TOMRA further strengthens its position in the field of AI by acquiring a 25% stake in PolyPerception. PolyPerception is a pioneering start-up offering AI-based waste flow monitoring...

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Feb 20, 2024 | Industry News

Eastman Partners with Nord Pal Plast for Recycling Rejected PET Post-consumer Waste

Eastman announced a long-term agreement with Nord Pal Plast SA part of Dentis Group. Dentis is an Italian multinational company. It specializes in the recovery and mechanical recycling of PET...

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Feb 19, 2024 | Product News

Covestro's Renewable Attributed PC Used for Switches, Plugs and Sockets

For the first time, a Makrolon® RE polycarbonate from Covestro is being used in the manufacture of switches, plugs and multimedia sockets. ABB uses the polycarbonate in its SAGA™ product range. ABB...

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Feb 19, 2024 | Industry News

Sway Develops Thermoplastic Resin Using Seaweed for Flexible Packaging Applications

Sway has revealed a breakthrough technology that, for the first time, will enable seaweed to replace flexible plastics at scale. Sway is a California-based startup creating seaweed-based, home...

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